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The Daily Brief
"Praying for All in Authority"
Monday, February 24, 2014
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven." (Matthew 5:16)
Please visit the website for the International Christian Concern to find ongoing needs for prayer among the persecuted around the world. Thank you.
The Daily Brief
1. Iran talking with Russia about expanded nuclear program with 20 new reactors - World Tribune
Iran plans to build additional nuclear energy reactors along its southern coast. Officials said Iran has drafted plans to build up to 20 nuclear power plants. They said most of the proposed locations were near the southern port city of Bushehr as well as along the Caspian Sea.
- Israeli PM Netanyahu warned us of the dangers of the nuclear agreement and our leaders did not listen. Father, we pray Your mighty protection for Israel and all Western interests.
-"No weapon formed against you shall prosper" [Isaiah 54:17]
2. Urkaine's New Leaders order arrest of President Yanukovyvh - Fox News
Ukraine's acting government announced Monday that an arrest warrant has been issued for the country's former president, Viktor Yanukovych, whose whereabouts are unknown.
- Lord, as the Ukraine continues to be in the news, we pray Your Holy Spirit will work in the hearts of their people.
- "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." [John 3:17]
3. Egyptian Government Unexpectedly Resigns- Fox News
Egypt's interim prime minister announced Monday the resignation of his Cabinet, a surprise move that could be designed in part to pave the way for the nation's military chief to leave his defense minister's post to run for president.
- Lord, we ask that Your peace reign over the nation of Egypt during these transitions.
- "And the Lord shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day" [Isaiah 19:21a]
4. House Republicans aim to block Obama's executive action agenda - Washington Examiner
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Friday sent GOP lawmakers a memo outlining the chamber's winter agenda, which mostly excludes major legislation, instead aiming to blunt the impact of the health care law and regulations implemented by the "imperial presidency" of the Obama administration.
- Lord, we pray that our leadership will be able to shut down this continual unconstitutional violation by the president.
- "For You have been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy." [Psalm 61:3]
5. U.S. Air Force reveals 'neighborhood watch' spy satellite program - Reuters
The United States plans to launch a pair of satellites to keep tabs on spacecraft from other countries orbiting 22,300 miles above the planet, as well as to track space debris, the head of Air Force Space Command said.
- Father, as the Air Force deploys these satellites to watch for problems in orbit, we pray that You will protect us from the prying eyes and plans of those who would destroy our freedoms.
- "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." [Psalm 46:1]
6. 5 California Children Infected by Polio-Like Illness - LiveScience
Over a one-year period, five children in California developed a polio-like illness that caused severe weakness or paralysis in their arms and legs, a new case study reports.
- Father, in the Mighty Name of Jesus and by the power of His Blood, we bind this illness and command that it go no further.
- "Behold, I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy"[Luke 10:19a]
7. Planned food safety rules rile organic farmers - LA Times
Local growers are discovering that proposed FDA regulations would curtail many common techniques, such as using house-made fertilizers and irrigating from creeks.
- Lord, we ask Your protection over our food supply in this country- that the evil plans of big corporations be destroyed.
- "the desire of the wicked shall perish." [Psalm 112:10b]
The Middle East in Focus
The Middle East in Focus
This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:
"Blessed are those who keep judgment, he who does righteousness at all times." (Psalm 106:3)
1. Leading haredi rabbi: We will fight to the death against IDF enlistment - Jerusalem Post
Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, the leader of a hard-line haredi (ultra-Orthodox) faction, spoke out harshly against current legislative efforts to draft haredim into military service.
2. Amid raging conflict in Syria, IDF deploys new division to border - Jerusalem Post
The IDF has mobilized a new division to the border with Syria, rotating away the division previously responsible for the sector.
3. Israel's army of Facebook addicts battles to keep its secrets - Times of Israel
The IDF and Facebook have a relationship that is, well, complicated. Ten years after the launch of the social media giant, and days after Facebook's $19-billion acquisition of WhatsApp, there is, from the army's perspective, the good, the bad, the secret, and the ambiguous.
4. Hamas: Recognizing Israel is a 'Death Sentence' to the PA - Arutz Sheva
Lawmakers from Hamas on Sunday warned Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas against recognizing Israel as part of the ongoing peace process.
5. Bennett: Zero tolerance for national identity besides Jewish - Jerusalem Post
How to define the Jewishness of Israel was debated on Sunday by ministers Tzipi Livni, Naftali Bennett, Shai Piron and Gideon Sa'ar as part of new legal initiatives.
The Daily Jot
Public wins stopping tyranny give way to more tyranny
A week after reports that the DHS planned a national license plate recognition program, DHS decided on February 19 that it would not implement the program. A few days after America found out about the Federal Communications Commission plan to sit in news rooms and ask questions about news gathering, newsroom politics and other intimidations, the FCC said it was suspending the program. The occupant of the Oval Office has said that his administration would stop the IRS singling out conservative groups for audits and intimidation. All these are examples of soft tyranny because none of them in the end will be stopped--in fact, they are moving ahead despite assurances to the contrary.
Engaget.com reports DHS decided it doesn't need a national database of everyone's license plates. Individual law enforcement units across the country already use license plate readers to track vehicles, and DHS wanted to connect them together to create a new National License Plate Recognition Database. Fox News reported that the program was stopped because the notice of it was posted without "the awareness of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) leadership." But here's the real deal: DHS only postponed the program until the original proposal is reviewed by ICE. This means that after the public heat dies down, DHS will go forward with the program.
The Washington Examiner reports that the FCC was working with USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Communication and Democracy in developing criteria for what information is "critical" for Americans to have. Leftist billionaire George Soros' socialist Open Society Foundations has funded these schools to the tune of more than $1.8 million since 2000. These schools have even more ties to Soros, including faculty members writing for university-based publications allied with Soros-funded outlets. Meanwhile, the FCC plans to go ahead with the newsroom program without the controversial questions regarding journalistic practices. Uh-huh.
The Examiner reported February 13 that Senate Democratic leadership openly called for more IRS targeting of conservative groups, hoping to quell criticism of their voting records ahead of the election. The Examiner had released a previous study saying "100 percent of established 501(c)(4) groups audited by the IRS leaned to the right, and individuals who criticize [sic the president] are increasingly finding themselves targeted by the IRS." To sum up--all recent pledges to stop cracking down on your rights are temporary with plans to move rapidly forward. Jeremiah 6:14 says, "They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace." How does soft tyranny impact your life?
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Special Alert from Hebrew Nation News
Special Alert from Hebrew Nation News
This week's edition of Hebrew Nation News begins with an insightful teaching from the Book of Leviticus to help set us free from generational curses through our own family heritage and that of our spouses, too. We do thank Laura Densmore, editor of HNN, for sharing her insights with all of us.
Laura then turns to the news of the day, for which we would invite your prayers. Some of this week's headlines on HNN include the following:Kerry, Abbas Meet at Important Point in Talks, US Says
'Netanyahu, Obama to Agree on Extension of Peace Talks'
Is Obama Opening up America for a Chinese Red Dawn Invasion?
Iran General Says US is Heading for Collapse
Nuke Deal Only Set Iran Back a Month, Netanyahu says
Saudi Arabia May Go Nuclear Because of Obama's Iran Deal
Iran Sets up a "Throw a Shoe at Obama" Booth for 35th Anniversary Celebrations
EU Eyes Confiscation of Personal Savings & Pension Plans
. . . and much more news of concern and interest from within the United States
You can read this edition of Hebrew Nation News by going here.
CHPP Celebrates 20 Years on the Hill
CHPP Celebrates 20 Years on the Hill
This past Saturday, we were blessed to come together to honor the 20th Anniversary since the founding of Capitol Hill Prayer Partners (CHPP).
So many of you turned out -- what a joy it was to see friends from long ago, and new friends, too.
Our on-site Prayer Captains were each honored, as were the members of our Board of Directors. It was a day of joy, joy, joy!
We plan to have a full report for you on our event later this week, including audio recordings available online, and copies of letters of congratulations from several special friends of our ministry team.
And of course, our keynote speaker, Kamal Saleem, was OUTSTANDING. You will be able to hear his address here, too, by the end of this week.
> > > A personal note from Kamal:
Dear Saints of God,
I was most honored to be able to bring the Word of the Lord to all of you at Saturday's event. The power of the Holy Spirit fell in a mighty, mighty way, and I know we were all transformed by His Presence during that event.
Unfortunately, I was not able to speak to all of you at the end of the day, as I had to leave for another engagement. PLEASE KNOW THAT I WANT TO VISIT ALL OF YOUR CHURCHES AND FELLOWSHIPS TO BRING THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF GOD TO YOU, TOO!
To learn more about how to schedule a visit with you, please call my office at 877-274-7303, Extension 1. You will be connected to my wife, Victoria, who will assist you in planning a meeting with me. Thank you all and may God richly bless each one of you, too!
The Good News Corner
The Good News Corner:
Jordanian Sheikh: "Israel Belongs to the Jews"
Sheikh Ahmed Aladoan of Amman has caused a "storm in the Arab media" after slamming the use of the name "Palestine" and Palestinian anti-Israel propaganda.
(Jordan)-Sheikh Ahmed Aladoan of Amman, a member of Jordan's well-known Adwan tribe, posted to Facebook this week that there is no such place as "Palestine," and provided references from the Koran to back up his assertion.
One of the Koranic verses provided states that Allah gave the Holy Land to the sons of Israel until the Day of Judgment (Surah Al-Ma'ida, verse 21), and the other (Surah Al-Shara'a, verse 59) says that the land was bequeathed to the Jews.
The sheikh turned to those who "distort the words of the Koran," whom he labeled as liars, and questioned where they had even come up with the name "Palestine." He insisted their claims to the Land of Israel were forfeit because "Allah is the protector of the Children of Israel."
And if that wasn't enough, the sheikh went on to turn the tables on the anti-Israel propaganda machine by accusing the Palestinians of killing children, the elderly and women, of using human shields, and of having not an ounce of mercy for even their own children.
The sheikh's words caused a storm in the Arab media, and were picked up by the Israeli Embassy in Amman. (Israel Today) Read more here.
Reported by: Breaking Christian News
Signs and Wonders
Signs and Wonders:
Earthquakes in the world on February 24, 2014 (M4.5 or more)
In the past 24 hours, an unusual number of earthquakes have been reported around the world, measuring 4.5 or more on the Richter Scale.
Please go here to track today's quakes. Thank you.
"And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
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